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Five patisseries offer 10 decadent desserts for the post-Ramadan mood

Out with the kounafa and in with the Charlotte

Dina Ezzat , Tuesday 5 Jul 2016
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Delight

Innovative and out of the ordinary, Delight, with branches throughout Cairo, is offering new and classic selections of tarts.

The pumpkin tart with whipped cream topping is one of the newest and most popular items certain to appeal to those who grow up in houses where pumpkin pudding is prepared with caramel and topped with cream as well as those who are accustomed to pumpkin with béchamel and nuts.

For those who do not like tarts, Delight is ready with its pavlovas. The meringue-based dessert traditionally comes topped with strawberries but is also offered with mango and assortment of fruits.

Coppermelt

Coppermelt

With locations on Baghdad Street at the heart of Heliopolis and in New Cairo, Coppermelt has been throughout Ramadan a destination for all the dessert fads.

For the post-Ramadan mood, the chefs of Coppermelt are living up to the expectations of their clients, not just with the incredible selection of Eid cookies but also with a diverse selection of cakes including the infamous red velvet in many different versions, like red velvet with Oreo.

Coppermelt is also venturing in the trendy corridors of gateaux soiree with a selection of cheesecake varieties.

Cold Stone

Cold Stone

The ice cream season is well upon us – and Cold Stone is making the urge to indulge irresistible.

If not sure about the assorted scoops of endless flavours, there are choices of ice cream cakes, including in traditional chocolate and vanilla, Oreos or fruity themes.

For a more diverse selection there is also the mini cakes with similar flavours.

And, of course, there is the option to make a customized cake or mini cakes – just make sure to place the order two days in advance.

Paul

Paul

Clients who are faithful to traditional French desserts know for fact that Paul, with many branches in the city and new residential zones like 6 October or New Cairo, is the ultimate destination, even if some still think that the quality offered in Cairo branches is not up to what you may get in the branches of Paris.

It is always hard to make a single choice of the many cakes, which is why it is always possible to make an assembled cake of choice – by choosing any six pieces or by choosing just two half cakes to be brought together.

Most regular Paul goers know that they should opt for Charlotte with fruits rouge or for the Tarte Flan – either with the custard filling or with the apples in the Flan Normand version.

Alternatively, there is the ever-inviting world of mille-feuille and éclairs – with either the perfectly traditional caramel variations or with the seasonal mango and raspberries theme.

Sale Sucre

Sale Sucre

On the more mainstream end there is the ever-popular and easy to find Sale Sucre.

Sale Sucre is outdoing itself this Ramadan with many mango themes – proving you can never go wrong with a sponge cake with an inviting mango topping and filling.

Sale Sucre is also ready with a variety of ice cream tarts. Their newest ice cream strips, both in the caramel-chocolate or fruits versions, is certainly worth trying, especially for a smaller group of people.

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